Holiday Decorations Can Become Fire Danger
The National Fire Protection Association says Christmas trees start fires in about 250 homes every year.
Captain Nim Harris of Burlington Fire Department says a little water can prevent trees from becoming a hazard. He also says you should keep the tree away from heat sources.
The type of lights you buy can save you money on energy and reduce the risk of fire.
“This year theres been a big push for LED Christmas tree lights,” Harris said. “These use a lot less energy and do not heat up as much as traditional lights.”
Be mindful of how many strands of lights you connect together, the limit should be right on the box. Also make sure you buy a quality extension cord.
-Drew SmithExplore posts in the same categories: News